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  1. [quote name='davidmark' post='16163' date='Jun 12 2007, 12:31 PM']Also does anybody know if it would be possible to modify a squier for thru body stringing. Any suggestions welcome[/quote] You'd need a replacement bridge that allowed thru body stringing. You'd also need metal ferrules for the back to catch the ball ends of the strings. If you'd like the holes to be in a straight line, don't even think of drilling by hand. Mount the bridge, mark the holes and use a vertical drill stand. Make sure you drill the holes for the ferrules at the rear nice and tight, you don't want them loose. PRACTICE ON SCRAP WOOD FIRST. You should end up with something like this:
  2. [quote name='ali-stare' post='12730' date='Jun 5 2007, 10:54 PM']i replaced the knob with a switch (long story)[/quote] I hope you kept a note of how things were connected first before you did that.
  3. I don't know if anyone else did, but I've just sent the seller a small tutorial on "scale length". I'll probably be ignored, or who knows I might even get some abuse!
  4. Simply the act of starting to play in my early teens would have improved things immeasurably
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  6. Was this not the same thinktank that brought us the Squier Katana? [url="http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FENDER-SQUIER-KATANA-BASS-GUITAR-Made-in-Japan-1980s-NR_W0QQitemZ130120827443QQihZ003QQcategoryZ38079QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem"]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FENDER-SQUIER-KATANA...1QQcmdZViewItem[/url] ?
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  9. I prefer through body stringing from a purely mechanical point of view, I just like the idea of less pulling on the bridge. I know it's not likely to budge with 3-5 screws anchoring it, but all the same...
  10. [quote name='s_u_y_*' post='10311' date='Jun 1 2007, 12:30 AM']Would you?[/quote] No, there's no way I'm good enough (or rich enough) to warrant spending that much on a bass. I don't think I'd want to spend that much on a bass anyway.
  11. Yesterday outside work I saw a courier take a medium sized box (say a couple of feet cubed) out of the back of his van and drop it on the ground from waist height. This is the kind of moronic attitude we have to fight against. I'll bet he doesn't treat his stuff at home like that.
  12. [quote name='krazy_olie' post='8869' date='May 29 2007, 10:30 PM']lol I think it's one of those silica gel packs that absorb moisture[/quote] DO NOT EAT
  13. [quote name='Bassassin' post='8635' date='May 29 2007, 03:43 PM']But now with a fake trc. Way to get the auction pulled, with any luck.[/quote] Yup, that was a tactically inept move.
  14. Yes, it's pathetic. What next, sueing people for singing in the shower? In any case, probably one of the best places left is Ultimate Guitar (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/). They've lifted a Russian finger to the American aggressors. The place is littered with popups when you use it, but you can't have everything.
  15. [quote name='chardbass' post='8033' date='May 28 2007, 12:45 PM']It was a generalisation- easy on [i]my[/i] eyes. If someone has a problem perceiving blue I'm guessing you wouldn't consider blue when deciding what colour LEDs to get. [/quote] Sorry, didn't mean anything by it, just having a belly-ache about my defective eyes to be honest. I was also interested to learn that it wasn't just me with such a problem.
  16. If you want to dabble in active electronics for little financial risk (£30 delivered), you could do worse than this: [url="http://www.thomann.de/gb/artec_se2_basselektronik.htm"]http://www.thomann.de/gb/artec_se2_basselektronik.htm[/url] I used one of these in my recent build, and I can vouch for the fact that there's a great range of tones, and enough oomph to completely overload my practice amp for some horrible farty sounds Works well with the passive Seymour Duncans I used. Full range of Artec gear here: [url="http://artecsound.com/basseq.html"]http://artecsound.com/basseq.html[/url]
  17. Not much I picked up a Korean Squier Jazz with Bartolini pups/preamp for £110 off evilBay last month, if that's any help. Having a quick scan, it looks like bottom of the pile Affinity will go for < £100, anything a little more special might go a little above £100 to maybe £150.
  18. You might find this interesting from the build forum: [url="http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=17"]http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=17[/url]
  19. [quote name='chardbass' post='7417' date='May 27 2007, 12:42 AM']They are very easy on the eye too.[/quote] Not on all eyes, my eyes hate bright blue light, can't focus it correctly. Small, round LEDs look like fuzzy blue flowers. All other colours are fine.
  20. Hmph, I wish my car improved with age, and gained value with every bash that dishonest chumps see fit to inflict upon it then run away.
  21. Yeah, it's made a difference - I've gone to more gigs.
  22. No idea off the top of my head. There's always a nice sharp chisel?
  23. [quote name='Waldo' post='5728' date='May 24 2007, 01:40 PM']I think a problem with the wiki is that it can be edited by anyone, [i]I can see people getting upset by someone else changing what they've written.[/i] People might also miss the wiki, if it's a little button at the top of the page like it was on basstalk.[/quote] People shouldn't be so precious and thin-skinned. I don't mind being corrected; I'd rather have correct knowledge in the future and I'd hate to think of propogating misinformation.
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